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Medical Scientist Grade 4

Private Company - Vincent, QLD

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  • Permanent, Full Time position
  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Friendly and supportive team environment

About Department

The Biochemistry Department is a major section of St Vincent's Pathology, performing and supporting the results of specialist studies and analysis including molecular biology (PCR), protein electrophoresis, immunochemistry, specific IgE assays, chromatography, immunosuppressant monitoring, breath testing, autoimmune serology, blood gases and automated general biochemical analysis. The department is closely integrated with St Vincent's Pathology Point of Care Testing (POCT) services and is the pathology centre for co-ordination of Clinical Trials and Contract Testing.

About the Role

You will be responsible, with the assistance of Pathologists, Principal Scientist and the Grade 3 scientist Automated Chemistry, for the performance of assays in the automated area so that they produce accurate, high quality and timely results and reports.

Classifications for this position will range from classification range RZ5 - RZ7. ( $117, 826.80 - $136,344.00 per annum)


  • Oversee the quality of the Automated Chemistry section, including participating in reviewing internal and external QC and QA programs while using Excel and Q-Pulse to review and record non-conformances.
  • Take overall responsibility for ensuring documentation relevant to the section is written to NATA specifications and is up-to-date. Assist in reviews of procedures or protocols used in the section as required in line with NATA, NPACC or governing body recommendations and guidelines.
  • You will assist in maintaining the training, education and competency of staff within the section.
  • Ensure equipment maintenance, troubleshooting and record keeping is kept according to protocols. Assist where required to maintain continuity of service.
  • Oversee the ABL90 blood gas instrument usage within and external to the Fitzroy campus. Use AQURE to monitor performance and assist where needed in the training of non-laboratory staff to operate the instrument.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor's degree in science or applied science or equivalent
  • High level knowledge in the area of clinical and laboratory Chemical Pathology
  • A high level of technical expertise in operation and trouble-shooting a range of general chemistry laboratory instrumentation.
  • Relevant medical laboratory experience in a tertiary hospital or private pathology laboratory in a day-to-day management role.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a team.


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  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.
  • All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.
    Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).